DANCE NEWS


Guggenheim reveals full dance series for fall

Posted on: 8/7/2017 11:55AM

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Works & Process at the Guggenheim recently announced its fall 2017 season. It will open September 4 with a commissioned performance made in and for the museum rotunda, as directed by American Ballet Theatre Principal Daniil Simkin.


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PNB sculptures dance in the park

Posted on: 8/4/2017 7:45AM

Pacific Northwest Ballet performs in the parkPacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) will present another evening of new dance works performed in and around Olympic Sculpture Park artworks during the Summer at SAM series. This free public event on Thursday, August 31 will feature four new works created by Noelani Pantastico, Eva Stone, Price Suddarth and Dani Tirrell, as performed by dancers from PNB, Au Collective and The YC.


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Dance for Life Chicago presents 8 companies

Posted on: 8/3/2017 7:22AM

Noelle Kayser by Todd Rosenberg PhotographyThe 26th Annual Dance for Life Chicago will exemplify Chicago’s versatile and virtuoso dance community with the eight companies that are performing Saturday, August 19 at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Chicago Dancers United, which mobilizes Chicago’s dance community by raising funds through dance, presents this annual benefit performance, which is preceded by a gala reception at the Hilton Chicago.


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Arch Contemporary Ballet stages new works

Posted on: 8/2/2017 8:00AM

Replica by Sheena AnnaliseArch Contemporary Ballet will soon present more world premiere ballets on Friday–Sunday, August 11–13 at the Sheen Center in Manhattan. The company’s mission to excite a 21st century audience with new ballet, new music and new ideas will culminate in two programs of triple bills featuring two premieres and two previous works choreographed by Artistic Director Sheena Annalise.


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‘Mill Town’ shifts Bates Dance Festival’s focus

Posted on: 8/1/2017 12:00PM

2017 Bates Dance Festival in MaineThe final weekend of the 2017 Bates Dance Festival in Maine will begin with two performances of an immersive event featuring 60 dancers with live music, video and installations in and around the Bates Mill Complex in downtown Lewiston.


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Hollywood Summer Tour hosts master classes

Posted on: 7/31/2017 7:30AM

2017 Hollywood Summer Tour master classesThe Hollywood Summer Tour will host master classes led by none other than Brian Friedman and Christopher Scott this Wednesday, August 2 at Starwest Studios in Burbank, CA. Scott will first lead a Hip-Hop Master Class at 6:30 pm and then Brian Friedman will lead a Jazz Fusion Master Class at 8 pm.


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Live musical broadcasts to get excited about

Posted on: 7/28/2017 7:45AM

Sierra Boggess as Ariel in Broadway's Little MermaidLive television musicals are all the rage now thanks to NBC reviving this “appointment television” trend back in 2013. So what’s up next? Quite a bit it seems! ABC, Fox and NBC all have live musicals planned for the next year or two. Up first is The Little Mermaid Live! on October 3 on ABC.


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Lil Buck & Martha Graham troupe collaborate

Posted on: 7/27/2017 7:15AM

Lil Buck collaborates with Martha Graham Dance Company for new commissionIn his first commissioned work for a major dance company, Memphis Jooker Lil Buck is collaborating with the extraordinary Martha Graham Dance Company for a Lamentation Variation that will be premiered at the 2017 Vail Dance Festival in Colorado.


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2017 National Dance Day Celebrations

Posted on: 7/26/2017 8:00PM

The Kennedy Center hosts USA National Dance DayNational Dance Day is this Saturday, July 29! Are you planning to participate? This year, there are planned events in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Mexico, New York, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington, D.C.


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NYCDAF awards $275k to 30 dancers

Posted on: 7/26/2017 12:45PM

NYCDAF College Scholarship Program 2017The New York City Dance Alliance Foundation (NYCDAF) celebrated fireworks of its own on July 3 at the organization’s 23rd Annual National Finale. An applicant pool of over 200 young dancers seeking scholarship funds participated in an audition at a hotel in the heart of Times Square. NYCDAF awarded a total of $275,000 to 30 recent high school graduates already committed to a college program from September 2017.


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Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival

Posted on: 7/26/2017 8:00AM

2017 Bay Area International Deaf Dance FestivalThe Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival is an annual event produced by Urban Jazz Dance Company in San Francisco. Celebrating its fifth anniversary in 2017, the festival will present performances and workshops that highlight the important contributions of Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) artists on August 11-13.


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Get 25% Off Energetiks on Amazon!

Posted on: 7/25/2017 6:30PM

Energetiks on AmazonAustralian dancewear brand Energetiks has announced that it is offering an exclusive discount of 25% off its Crystal Tide Collection on Amazon until August 6. Just use the code DISUMMER when checking out to save on your purchases.


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Susan Stroman directs ‘Crazy for You’ revival

Posted on: 7/25/2017 8:00AM

Director of Broadway-bound 'Crazy for You' RevivalThe Tony Award-winning musical Crazy for You will be produced by Center Theatre Group in an exclusive pre-Broadway engagement at the Ahmanson Theatre in 2018. Susan Stroman was revealed as the director and choreographer of this limited Los Angeles engagement.


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5th Annual Lake Tahoe Dance Festival

Posted on: 7/24/2017 11:45AM

Traci Finch and Constantine BaecherLake Tahoe Dance Collective, a nonprofit promoting classical, modern and contemporary dance in California, will soon present its 5th Annual Lake Tahoe Dance Festival. This year’s multi-day event will feature works by Kristina Berger, Alejandro Cerrudo, James Graham and Justin Peck. It will premiere two new works – Mountainscape by Constantine Baecher and Departures by Christin Hanna.


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Atlanta dance pioneer passes away

Posted on: 7/22/2017 11:00AM

Georgia Dance Conservatory founderThousands of student dancers in Atlanta have been touched by the legacy of local dance pioneer Ruth Mitchell, who passed away on July 18. After a successful Broadway career, she founded her own Atlanta-based dance school in 1956, which is currently known as the Georgia Dance Conservatory.


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TITAS Presents announces 2017-18 Season

Posted on: 7/21/2017 7:15AM

TITAS Presents 2017-18 SeasonTITAS Presents, led by Executive Director/Artistic Director Charles Santos, is North Texas’ foremost presenter of high culture performance art. TITAS Presents has been presenting dance and music in Dallas for 34 years. Now it has revealed that it will officially launch its 2017-18 Season with MOMIX on August 31.


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JJTC announces first official season

Posted on: 7/20/2017 7:30AM

Los Angeles dance companyJacob Jonas The Company (JJTC) has announced its first official season with local Los Angeles performances and two out-of-state presentations. Starting off, JJTC will be presented by The Music Center on Saturday, August 19 at the Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood.


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ASFB launches Summer Performance Series

Posted on: 7/19/2017 9:45AM

Cherice Barton’s EudaemoniaKnown as one of the chief ballet ensembles in the American West, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (ASFB) is not only presenting performances by its own dancers this summer, but also three guest companies in its pair of home cities: Aspen, CO and Santa Fe, NM.


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Homo Veritas Dance Theatre makes NYC debut

Posted on: 7/18/2017 12:05PM

Matthew S. Berenbaum directs dance companyHomo Veritas Dance Theatre, a company committed to creating works immersed in the spirit of storytelling, will host its inaugural full-evening performance at New York City Center Studios on August 5 and 6. Under the artistic and executive direction of company founder Matthew S. Berenbaum, nine versatile dancers will present 16 new works.


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Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre livens garden

Posted on: 7/18/2017 11:00AM

Amanda Selwyn Dance TheatreNew York City-based Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre will present Green Afternoon V, an annual interactive garden installation and performance at the home of architects Marcia Previti and Peter Gumpel in East Hampton, NY, on Saturday, August 5. The evening begins at 5 p.m. with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and several outdoor sitting rooms featuring performance installations.


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Chicago Dancemakers Forum recognizes its 2017 Lab Artists at benefit

Posted on: 7/17/2017 12:12PM

Chicago Dancemakers Forum 2017 Lab ArtistIn June, the Chicago Dancemakers Forum announced the recipients of the 2017 Lab Artist Awards – Brittany Harlin, Daniel “Bravemonk” Haywood, Joshua L. Ishmon, Jumaane Taylor, Rika Lin and Victoria Bradford. On Thursday, July 13, these six Lab Artists were recognized at The Arts Club of Chicago during the 2017 Lab Artist Awards Celebration and Benefit.


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David Hallberg’s memoir set for fall release

Posted on: 7/14/2017 6:30AM

David Hallberg’s memoir on his dance careerDavid Hallberg, a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre and Bolshoi Ballet, has penned a memoir entitled A Body of Work: Dancing to the Edge and Back. On November 7, it will be published by Touchstone/Simon & Schuster. It is now available for pre-order.


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Boys Ballet Summer Intensive offered in N.C.

Posted on: 7/13/2017 7:05AM

BBSI at the International Ballet Academy Cary North CarolinaRegistration is still open for the Boys Ballet Summer Intensive (BBSI) this August 7-12 in Cary, North Carolina. This intensive is designed specifically for male dancers ages 12-22. It offers technique classes, variations (repertoire), jumps and turns workshops, weight training and partnering.


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Full Radius Dance to launch 26th Season

Posted on: 7/12/2017 8:00AM

physically integrated dance classFull Radius Dance, a physically integrated modern dance company based in Atlanta, has now wrapped up its Silver Anniversary Season, which began and ended with international excursions. Soon it will launch its 26th Season with the Full Radius Dance Summer Intensive beginning July 30.


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Applications due for San Pedro arts festival

Posted on: 7/11/2017 7:05AM

Los Angeles Choreographers and DancersThe San Pedro Festival of the Arts will return for the 11th year this September. A free family event, it will feature dance, music and visual arts/crafts booths in the courtyard of Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles. Applications are closing for this year’s festival and both professional and pre-professional dance companies are encouraged to submit their work.


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Veronika Part's ABT contract not renewed

Posted on: 7/10/2017 12:45PM

Principal Veronika Part forced out of American Ballet TheatreIn the last week, American Ballet Theatre (ABT) has announced some major changes to its company roster. To the shock of diehard fans, Principal Veronika Part’s contract was not renewed for the 2017-18 Season. The announcement was made on July 3 and her final performance was set for only five days later. On July 7, four promotions were revealed.


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Ginger Cox leads Partnering Workshop

Posted on: 7/10/2017 10:30AM

Ginger Cox leads Improvisation Partnering WorkshopCelebrated dance educator Ginger Cox is preparing to offer an Improvisation Partnering Workshop this Thursday, July 13 at Chelsea Studios in NYC. Set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., dancers 18 and older are invited to discover new ways to work with a partner, to reinvent their dance process and to be inspired by new ideas.


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Teatro alla Scala Ballet makes rare U.S. visit

Posted on: 7/7/2017 8:15AM

Teatro alla Scala Ballet CompanyCalifornia’s Segerstrom Center for the Arts will soon welcome Italy’s Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company in an exclusive West Coast engagement. Returning to America for the first time in 16 years, the company will perform Giselle from July 28–30 in Segerstrom Hall.


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The Moving Joint offers scholarships

Posted on: 7/6/2017 7:30AM

Los Angeles Pilates StudioThe Moving Joint is a sustainably built Yoga, Pilates, Bodywork and Gyrotonic studio serving west Los Angeles communities. It recently announced the launch of its Pilates Teacher Training Program and its offering two $500 scholarships to pre-professional or professional dancers to participate.


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Dallas Black Dance Theatre holds Auditions

Posted on: 7/5/2017 8:01AM

Photo by Sharen Bradford – The Dancing Image.Founded in 1976, Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT) will be celebrating its 41st Anniversary in its 2017-18 Season. The diverse, multi-ethnic troupe will be holding company auditions this Saturday, July 8 at its DBDT Studios, located on the eastern end of the thriving downtown Dallas Arts District.


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